Five venues across Sheffield are showcasing work from major European Art Collectors, highlighting the city, and the public and private. ‘Going Public’ includes vast collections of some rarely seen work. Pieces by different artists will be on display at the Millennium Galleries, Graves Gallery, the Sheffield Cathedral, the Site Gallery and Sheffield Hallam University until the 12th of December. Louisa Briggs is the Exhibition Curator at the Millennium Galleries.
Sheffield Pride is taking place at the Sheffield Students’ Union at the University of Sheffield. the festival will have various activities, music, and food and drink . Pride is hoping to re start the local gay scene in Sheffield.
Local Graphic artists are exhibiting their works in the Winter Gardens. They are gaining qualifications while on work placement here in Sheffield.
A digital art festival which had participants from Norway, Iceland, Finland and France was held in Sheffield. The Do It Anyway Festival encourages people to use open source software to make digital art.
The annual Great Sheffield Duck Race took place in Endcliffe Park. The 2,500 rubber ducks all make a dash for the finish line over a 600 yard course. The ducks all have numbers written underneath them and over 6,000 people bought one of the numbers. If your duck is one of the first 40 to cross the finish line then you win a prize. Last year the race raised £9,000 for the restoration of Forge Dam. This year the money raised will also go to the clearing up of Forge Dam.
A photographic exhibition documenting the history of the Chinese community in Sheffield is being held at the Sheffield Cathedral. After a week the photographs will be kept in the Sheffield Archive for future generations to see.
Over a hundred people took part in a singing flash mob at the Railway station today on their way to the Time to Act march in London. The march is taking place to call on Politicians to act on climate change.
Budding and established filmmakers and musicians are invited to enter South Yorkshire’s very own music video competition – which has a £500 cash prize. 2Weeks2Make it is a music video competition, now in its 7th year.
- you think you’ve got what it takes to make a music video;
- your band wants a boost in online promotion;
- your filmmaking show-reel needs a little diversity;
- or maybe you are interested in working with new people,
2Weeks2Make it is open for an excellent creative vehicle for making new contacts in the film and music industry.
Check out the 2013 Audience Award winner (‘Fine Line Between Love and Crime’ by Ham Pocket’), and the Critics’ Choice Winner (‘Boat I Row’ by Sea Monster Eyes’).
If you are excited by the challenge of making and completing a music video in just two weeks, then get your applications in today!
A tree has been planted to celebrate 30 years of Sheffield being twinned with Esteli a town in Nicaragua.
Hundreds of women filled up the Peace Gardens to join in the Break the Chain flash dance. The event has women all around the world joining together to fight against all violence against women every where and to celebrate the courage of survivors.